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Published February 2014.

Mind and Body

For him, it was a program of action both spiritual and physical

I dragged myself to the gym again today. I used to go early so I would get it over with before I was awake enough to know what I was doing to my body. To be truthful, it is different today. I think differently now that I'm sober. I realize that it is good for me to exercise my whole body and not just my elbow. It is important to establish a healthy routine.

I was good at establishing unhealthy routines in the past. In fact, I was so good at it that they became unhealthy habits. It strikes me that there are parallels between my exercise program and my sobriety.

-- Terry R.

Melbourne, Florida

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